The Curtain Club’s Board of Directors
Every June, the club holds elections to the board of directors at its annual general meeting, and typically, nominated volunteers hold their position for at least two years. Some clearly get the bit between their teeth and stay longer! We’re delighted at our members’ high level of commitment. Here’s an introduction to (most of) our 2018/2019 members of the board:
President, Rob Mather
Rob, our current president, began at the Curtain Club after his mother suggested he get back into theatre. He served as technical director in Newmarket the year before. Twenty-six years later he has worked behind the scenes in many roles and is a normally found hanging in the rafters with the lighting equipment. He is an ACT-CO awarding-winning producer for Staff Room and has been nominated for best lighting designer on a number of productions. Rob is in his third term as president.
Vice President, Lynda Muir
Lynda has been a member of the Curtain Club for 18 years. She has worked on many shows either as an actor or stage manager. Her very first performance on stage was as the nasty daughter in The Curious Savage and she had so much fun she never looked back. Lynda won a THEA award for best supporting actor for her multiple roles in Staff Room in 2004. As well as VP, Lynda has served as Treasurer and 2nd VP on the Board of Directors.
2nd Vice President, Wayne Milliner
Public Relations Manager, Garry Sugden
Theatre Manager, Brian Moore
Brian and his wife Carol have been members since 1969, He originally joined to act but moved into the directorial role and has since directed 43 productions. When not in the theatre he enjoys gardening, photography cooking and travel.
Treasurer, Cam Lund
Cam first joined the Curtain Club in 1987 and has been on the scenes ever since. He started helping out operating lights and sound in the booth, along with painting sets. Eventually he ended up on stage and over time has served in different roles on the board of directors. He currently helps run the box office, and the Curtain Club is certainly his home away from home.
Member at Large, Darlene DeCaire
A member since 2014, Darlene has volunteered as set painter, set designer, properties manager, assistant producer, and is always willing to lend a hand whever needed. Also, as General Meeting Convenor, she provides finger foods and refreshments for our members enjoyment at our general meetings. She looks forward to embracing new challenges at the club in the future.
Membership Secretary/Production Manager, Phyllis Anderson
Phyllis’s interest in community theatre awakened at The Blackhorse Theatre, near Tottenham, Ont., and continued with her move to Richmond Hill in 2010. While reaching out for a community theatre connection, she met member and costume designer Suzanne Stoner, who led Phyllis to The Curtain Club. “It was an immediate fit.” She has had the pleasure of acquiring the skills to do everything from painting to producing with a little acting in the middle.
Secretary, Anne Kim
Anne’s comfort zone has always been in helping out backstage. More recently, she produced Quartet for the 2017/18 season. Onstage, she is most comfortable in small roles—you may have seen her in $38 000 for a Friendly Face, Lenin’s Embalmer’s and Wait Until Dark.